Chambers has a long history in commercial law and in particular shipping and maritime law. Chambers was originally established in the 1920s in the Temple. It moved to Queen Elizabeth Building, Middle Temple, after the War. In 1996 it relocated to our current and much larger premises at 4 Field Court, Gray's Inn. In 2001 Chambers was re-constituted and, at the same time, took the name "Stone Chambers" in appreciation of the support we had received over more than 50 years from our former Head of Chambers Richard Stone QC. Equally eminent former members of chambers include Mr John Naisby QC (Lloyd's Appeal Arbitrator), Mr Justice Hewson (Admiralty Judge) Mr Jim Rochford (Admiralty Registrar), Mr Peter Bucknill QC, Mr Gerald Darling QC (Lloyd's Appeal Arbitrator), Mr Geoffrey Brice QC and Mr Jervis Kay QC (Admiralty Registrar), all of whom were recognised outstanding practitioners in the field of commercial and shipping law.